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#Disability Services

# disability-services - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Additional supports to be made available for disability services reopening next month

The HSE is working with disability services to determine the financial aid that will be necessary to implement social distancing.

# disability-services - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Life inside Ireland's disability services: Allegations of abusive staff and unexplained bruising

The allegations are contained in documents released to under the Freedom of Information Act.

# disability-services - Saturday 4 August, 2018

Multiple allegations of assaults on residents of Irish disability services

The allegations are contained in documents released to under the Freedom of Information Act.

# disability-services - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Wheelchair users unable to travel on 'accessible' Bus Éireann routes because of bus stops

Bus Éireann require 24-hour notice of travel for wheelchair users.

# disability-services - Monday 11 December, 2017

Multiple allegations of sexual and physical abuse against disability care staff

The concerns are all raised in documents released by Hiqa (the Health and Quality Authority) to under the Freedom of Information Act.

# disability-services - Monday 4 December, 2017

Opinion: Despite €67m spend we have poor management and a lack of accountability

The last government, and Leo Varadkar as Minister for Health, had, in the context of numerous disability scandals an ideal moment for reform, writes Paddy Connolly.

# disability-services - Thursday 10 August, 2017

Residents at disability centre spat at and under constant threat of aggression

An inspection from Hiqa found a number of issues at Broadleaf Manor in Kildare.

# disability-services - Saturday 18 March, 2017

'People feel really abandoned': Brendan O'Connor on services for children with disabilities

We’re still abdicating our responsibility to take care of our most vulnerable children, O’Connor says.

# disability-services - Monday 5 September, 2016

Staff member in disabled care home accused of "verbal and psychological abuse" FOI

Staff member in disabled care home accused of "verbal and psychological abuse" Exclusive

New documents show a range of issues raised with disability services in Ireland.

# disability-services - Thursday 18 February, 2016

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to say it has "maintained disability spending"?’s GE16 FactCheck wades into the middle of a row between Fine Gael and a high-profile Dáil candidate.

# disability-services - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Campaigner and thalidomide survivor: Meet the woman who will listen to HSE whistleblowers

Leigh Gath has been named the HSE’s Confidential Recipient.

# disability-services - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

Health watchdog had "grave concerns" over disability centre

The centre in Offaly was given an immediate care order.

# disability-services - Friday 25 July, 2014

Meal times at intellectual disability centre "distressing" report found

A subsequent report showed a major improvement.

# disability-services - Thursday 5 September, 2013

HSE cuts €189,461 from Sunbeam House’s budget

The cuts have resulted in an immediate reduction in transport services for users, affecting 44 users in County Wicklow.

# disability-services - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

HSE cuts €1 million from St Michael’s House budget

The disability services organisation has introduced a series of service cuts as a result of the funding decision.

# disability-services - Monday 19 August, 2013

Disability Federation of Ireland hits out at Lynch letter to parents

A letter sent to parents in Galway says that some school leavers with intellectual disabilities will be offered places that will not “fully address requirements”.